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RIP Naomi Wise

foodiechick Dec 16, 2011 12:05 PM

According to San Diego Reader columnist Barbarella Fokos, restaurant critic Naomi Wise passed away yesterday from complications after surgery.

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  1. chris2269 RE: foodiechick Dec 16, 2011 01:29 PM

    That's sad. Though it wasn't my go to bible I've been reading the SD Reader since HS. Thoughts and Prayers to her family.

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      karaethon RE: foodiechick Dec 16, 2011 02:42 PM

      Looks like there's a story about it here:

      1. DiningDiva RE: foodiechick Dec 16, 2011 02:49 PM

        Wow, that is sad news.

        1. Josh RE: foodiechick Dec 16, 2011 03:19 PM

          That is terrible news, not just for her family, but for all San Diego diners.

          1. Beach Chick RE: foodiechick Dec 16, 2011 04:39 PM

            Such sad news..
            She was on Chowhound briefly last year..
            Condolences to her family and may she rest in peace.

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              HillJ RE: foodiechick Dec 17, 2011 03:02 PM


              To celebrate in food life and words, read her columns. She gave so much to all her SD Readers.

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                millerowski RE: foodiechick Dec 17, 2011 11:15 PM

                Such sad news. Such a loss. I wish I had saved all of her reviews! May her spirit continue to inspire San Diego diners, chefs, restaurant owners, and food writers!

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                1. re: millerowski
                  RB Hound RE: millerowski Dec 20, 2011 12:23 PM

                  If you want those reviews online:


                  1. re: RB Hound
                    HillJ RE: RB Hound Dec 20, 2011 12:46 PM

                    great minds think alike, RB. I posted the same link to her reviews two days ago!

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                  pickypicky RE: foodiechick Jan 14, 2012 08:01 AM

                  I just heard this news. I was out of town when Ms. Wise died and had no idea. Her reviews always made me feel there was a grown up in the room. They also made me feel that someone who'd been places was here in SD to call bullshit when warranted. I loved reading about the "Last Supper" at the A R Valentien, a place I love. I would imagine that Ms Wise and I shared a love for place as much as for food, because we are both of that generation where a crass interior interferes mightily with the enjoyment of food. Beauty all round is what's called for, even if it's in the authenticity of a tiny Thai joint. The San Diego food scene will suffer with the loss of this brilliant arbiter of taste. RIP Ms. Wise

                  The Last Supper: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/20...

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